Cosmetology Certificate (41 semester credit hours)

The cosmetology program prepares students by developing positive attitudes, as well as the skills and technical knowledge necessary for competency in the field of cosmetology.  The program, open to both female and male applicants, allows students the opportunity to complete the State Cosmetology Board Examination.  The student must have a 2.0 overall GPA to receive a certificate of completion.

Entrance Requirements:

  • Must apply and meet all admission requirements with Wharton County Junior College
  • Complete and submit the program application directly to the Cosmetology department.  The applicant will be scheduled for an interview with the Program Director.
  • College Entrance Testing (TSI) is NOT required for the program


The cosmetology program offers a full-time day program, completing in 11 months, and a part-time evening program, completing in 18 months.  Students will be required to register for classes each semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer).  New students are only accepted for the Fall and Spring semesters.  Courses are held at the Wharton and Richmond campuses.  Inquiries concerning admission to the program should be directed to the Cosmetology Department: Wharton campus 979-532-6422 or Richmond campus 281-239-1614.

Capstone Experience:  Mock State Board Exam
State Board Exam:  Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students are eligible to apply for the state board examination to become licensed as cosmetologists.

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